BlackBerry Curve 9380 caught on camera once again

BlackBerry Curve 9380
By Bla1ze on 13 Sep 2011 02:57 pm
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The BlackBerry Curve 9380 hasn't exactly been a stranger to the camera. In the past, we've seen some images and even a video or two of this next generation Curve device but it still hasn't been officially announced in any manner. That will come in due time but for now, some new images have popped up over at BGR for us to enjoy.

Specs for this one haven't changed since we first saw it. You're still looking at a 480x360 touchscreen display, 800MHz processor, NFC, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD and finally, 1GB of internal storage with 512MB of RAM. Some more images can be found past the break for you all but what we want to know is, who the heck beat these devices up so bad? PS: Yes, that's a pre-release Torch 9850/60 sitting next to it, and no -- the buttons are not raised.

Source: BGR

BlackBerry Curve 9380
BlackBerry Curve 9380
BlackBerry Curve 9380
31 comments

3Dee

Am I missing something or are there two devices of differing sizes shown here?

kingbernie06511

what i dont get is the device on the right.. the new Torch touch has hard buttons that stick out...

Pootermobile

The one on the right seems to be a 9860 or 9850 although I don't remember which one was reported to have hard buttons and which one was supposed to have touch sensitive buttons. I really like the touch sensitive buttons better. And the Curve looks very nice although i would've wanted it to have at least a 1 Ghz processor.

Bla1ze

Pre-release device.. they tried different formats.

MiWaCa#CB

I want to be in love with this device but with an 800Mhz processor that's not gonna happen. Most, if not all lower end android devices (samsung captivate, lg optimus black) have at least a 1Ghz processor... :(

kingbernie06511

but I know there were engineering Torch with flush soft buttons out there...

themenacexd

I was thinking the one on the right was a torch 9850/60 but then the buttons are not sticking out so I'm wondering what it is now... O.o

Bla1ze

Pre-release engineering unit before RIM changed the buttons. Really stating the obvious here. :/

Xacradin

pity curve has nfc instead of torches...

MattDub22

a Major +1!

The Torch WAS a premier device in my eyes. Definitely one to release the new features of BB on (OS6, slider, larger memory...) and to leave NFC out is just ridiculous. Now you really need to decide which BB best suits you, no more buying the top of the line and expecting to get all the best of the best features... I guess I was just spoiled with the 9780 having everything I needed when it came out.. and now too.

gord888

Bold and Curve line will always be RIMs bread and butter. Everything else is just icing on the cake... .... damnit, all this talk of food is making me hungry.

1magine

"who the heck beat these devices up so bad.." Uhh that's what happens to plastic screens over time. Thta's why we don't use plastic on smart phones.

Bla1ze

I've never had a screen look like that no matter how bad I abused the phone.

latekite

wonder which one will see the light of day.

Nikeem24

JM-1 1230 battery+800mhz processor= maybe some pretty good battery life.

netviper

Why does BRG get any freaking leaked info for blackberry at all? All they do is TRASH the crap out of every blackberry product.

MaxPayne79

he's changed. if you read the current ones, he's really made an effort to be positive instead of negative.

Mallet21

The screen on my 13month old Curve 8530 looks just as beat up as this one.

burkey1973

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a video with a RIM exec where he stated the reason they called the 9850/9860 a Torch was because it kept with the full touch screen experience of the Torch 9800 and they wanted to continue with concept/marketing they had already built upon with the 9800. Releasing a full touch screen curve seems to go against that.

derekjdech

I think this phone is a great little touchscreen device! My carrier (sasktel) has the htc wildfire s' which is a tiny smartphone. And rogers has the tiny sony ericson phone. With the htc and sony smartphones, throw in this nice little curve and the possible iphone nano, I think we could have a little battle of the mini touchscreen smartphones! Just keep this a curve, and not a torch. There's like 4 torches out now Derekjdech
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LewLew23

Is it just me or does the Curve 9380 look like the Torch 9810, just without the keyboard underneath it?

GADA

how can this fit that long jm 1 battery just like the 9850 via PLAYBOOK/BOLD9930

bbstorm2verizon

Looks very similar to the BlackBerry Storm2 to me. The front looks almost identical. I'm glad I upgraded to the BlackBerry Torch 9850 on Verizon!

theKHMERboy

this actually looks like a nice phone full touchscreen with no raised keys maybe lower res then all the other new blackberrys out but seems to have the same things the torch1 already have but with hd and no keyboard... hmm might be a fun phone to have but still waiting on qnx phone

Kryngle

This Curve to ME looks like the Storm 2 with a trackpad. I guess the Storm body lives on with just a few upgrades. I dunno what RIM is up to but keep em coming.

smarkow

seems like the new Touch Screen curve is about the same size as the Storm1 and Storm2 devices.